count (one's) blessings

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count (one's) blessings

To reflect on the good things in one's life and be grateful for them. I know you're disappointed that you didn't come in first, but so many other incredible things have happened to you this year. Count your blessings, my darling. I try to count my blessings every day—it's a great antidote to sadness!
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count your blessings

be grateful for what you have.
2003 The Hindu: Literary Review At forty you ruminate. Mostly about life and what it has done to you. At forty you count your blessings. And accept the bitter dollops that have been flung your way.
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count your ˈblessings

realize how lucky you are and not complain: Stop looking so miserable and count your blessings! At least you’ve still got a job and somewhere to live.
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count one's blessings

Appreciate what one has, or one’s good fortune. This Pollyanna-like phrase is often used to help avoid worrying about what one lacks or one’s bad luck. (Pollyanna, a children’s book from the early 1900s by Eleanor H. Porter, is the story of an orphan girl who remains resolutely cheerful and sweet-tempered in the face of considerable adversity.) A modern version of the cliché is think positive.
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I feel more conscious of wastage during Ramadan because of the emphasis on counting your blessings in the holy month.
It's really about counting your blessings and seeing the good things, counting your blessings for everything you have in the world and being grateful.
Being grateful is counting your blessings; it's taking time every day to write down lists of things that you love and why you love them; it's keeping a diary of why you love having certain people in your life and how they make you feel.
Start counting your blessings daily, for the sake of your mind, body and soul.
We've taken a fair amount of stick in this Six Nations campaign, but when a 20-year-old is hurt like that you stop moaning pretty quickly and start counting your blessings.
COUNTING your blessings can promote good health, according to one medical study.